Lincoln has a total population of 225,581 and a student population of 42,081. Of these students, 24,100 are enrolled in schools that offer finance programs.
Of the 1 finance schools in Lincoln, the largest finance school, by student population, is University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2010, University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduated approximately 127 students from its finance program.
A reported 145 students graduated with credentials in finance in Lincoln in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,395 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lincoln finance schools was an average of $29,435 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $990 for finance related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lincoln-based finance schools, you will have an added expense of $7,260 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,135.
After graduating with your credentials in finance, if you decide to work as a finance professional in Lincoln, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 8,890 finance professionals in Nebraska. Of these finance professionals, 1,330 were working in the greater Lincoln area. The number of finance professionals in Lincoln is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a finance professional in Lincoln is $52,450 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for finance professionals.